“We saw quite a bit of gummy stem blight on watermelons. We also saw downy (mildew) and anthracnose on things like cucumbers as well as pumpkins.”
Dr. Keinath published an article of interest to cucurbit researchers focusing on Pythium and cucurbits: Characterization of Pythium Species Collected from a Multiple Time-Point Sampling of Cucurbits in South Carolina
The IpmPIPE published their last official forecast for the 2020 growing season at the end of October 2020.
Growers and scouts in Southwest Florida report that whitefly pressure has declined with recent rains.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the appointment of nine members to serve on the National Watermelon Promotion Board this week. The appointees will serve three-year terms from Jan. 1, 2021, to Dec. 31, 2023.
In the previous 30 days, CDM was reported in LA, AL, VA and MN.
The cooler weather and lots of rain have brought out the diseases.
Certain diseases become a factor if pumpkins are growing in fields with increased moisture.